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   Tough Winter Weather Devastate Bakersfield Cherry, Blueberry Crops
by John Cox,
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:25AM EDT

Farmer Steve Murray is learning just how fortunate he is to have orchards in the Edison-Lamont area rather than somewhere else in the southern Central Valley.

Thanks to his property's relatively high elevation, Murray's cherry trees weathered the unusually warm winter and the hard freeze that hit in late February.

Other growers weren't as lucky.

"We saw many orchards that did not see a (single) cherry," said the owner of Murray Family Farms. "It was a crazy year."

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